Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Earth Class


In September, our school was asked to take part in a promotional video for Wilder Kent Awards. Please take a look at the video!

Forest Blog

Magic envelops Hedgehog class! 7th June 2017

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Today, whilst searching for woodland treasures, we stumbled upon an envelope hidden in a tree.

Inside was a riddle with clues that led us to a letter and a book, ‘The Bog Baby’.

Excitedly, we opened the letter.

The bog baby had set us a challenge and, of course, we were eager to deliver.

The children made their own bog baby, wrote its name and described each feature.

May 2017 - Our allotment is ready!

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A HUGE thank you to the Year 5 dads for all your help with getting the netted structures up and particular thanks to Aylin's dad and Dennis’s dad for later putting down the pathways and to Maisie’s dad for coming in to share your knowledge of beautiful bees.

Congratulations to Year 3 and Year 5 for working tirelessly to prepare the allotment this term and to all pupils who have contributed.

Now it’s a case of weeding, watering and waiting.

I’m so proud of all of you! It's exciting stuff this allotment business!


Friday, 21st April. Year 5

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Tree Imagery.

This exercise instils an ecological awareness and ethic. Children ‘became’ trees and were immersed in the journey of deciduous trees through the seasons.

They also learned how to use a flint and steel. In the afternoon we went up to our allotment. It is now ready for sowing and planting.

Wednesday, 19th April. Year 3

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The children worked so hard to remove the weeds and prepare the soil.

They also planted some red onions in sets and made labels for them.

This involved using a bow saw to saw discs of wood, a palm drill to make holes and string to tie them to sticks.

Wednesday, 15th March Year Six

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We went to the allotment by the Preparatory School; we had to turn dirt over with spades and forks, dig some sheep manure to add nutrients to the soil, we chose this because it had no seeds added to it. It was very fun because we got to touch the manure (with gloves on of course). Emily also found some bones in the manure, we took them to Mrs Bell to identify which animals the bones belonged too. Georgina and Cherise worked out what the area of each plot was (helped by the teenagers from Sutton Valence Preparatory School: Til, Lara and Sam). They also helped find the PH of the soil to see whether it was acidic or alkaline

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